Sealing Your Travertine Tiles & Pavers
What are the DO’s and DONT’s of Travertine?
- DO clean up spills immediately to minimize damage to your stone.
- DO use trivets or mats under hot dishes and cookware.
- DO use place mats under china, ceramics, silver and other objects that can scratch the stone’s surface.
- DO use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices.
- DO clean surfaces regularly with TILE KLEEN OR SLATEKLEEN Cleaner.
- DO use TASMANS STONE SHIELD Sealer to protect the stone.
- DO use a tray for toiletry products in the bathroom to protect the surface from the damaging chemicals contained in many toiletry products.
- DO dust mop marble floor tile regularly.
- DO use door mats inside and out along with runners and area rugs on marble floors.
- DON’T wait to clean up spills on stone.
- DON’T use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub cleaners. DON’T use vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general-purpose cleaners.
- DON’T use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
- DON’T use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone.
- DON’T use scouring powders and abrasives because they will scratch the surface.
- DON’T Place toiletry products directly on the countertop surface.
So basically in a nutshell you will need the following products:
- TASMAN STONE SHIELD sealer ( little to NO colour change once applied and set)
- OR TASMAN ENHANCE sealer ( will result in a matt finish with a near wet look)
- TILEKLEEN or SLATEKLEEN
- For a stubborn buildup of grout on the tile, and ONLY with tumbled and brushed surface tiles LIFTOFF can be used BUT never on HONED or POLISHED travertine tiles.